Saturday, September 30, 2017

Roman Catholic Social Teaching Unlikely to Address This Point Any Time Soon

Crisis Magazine: Contemporary Tyranny and Catholic Social Doctrine by James Kalb

The usual view among Catholics is that public authority should look after all aspects of the common good. As a result, the social encyclicals have proposed a variety of responsibilities

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

CWR: A Conversation with a Traditional Catholic

“After our first Traditional Latin Mass,” says Matthew Arnold, author of Confessions of a Traditional Catholic, “I asked Betty, a cradle Catholic, her opinion. She said, ‘I feel like I’ve just been to Mass for the first time.'”

New CUA Press Books

Monday, September 25, 2017

LifeTeen No Good?

What is paramount in worship? Emotion or reason? "Both" is just a way to weasel out of answering the question.

The Reformed Roman Lectionary

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cardinal Caffarra's Final Testimony

CWR: “The Restoration of Man”: Cardinal Carlo Caffarra’s Final Testimony CWR Staff

The full text of a scheduled address by the late archbishop emeritus of Bologna, in which he provocatively states, “Everything that makes up what we call […]

Fr. Charles J. McCarthy

CWR: The Last Jesuit in China
CWR Staff

Dr. Amanda C. R. Clark’s book China’s Last Jesuit tells the little known story of Fr. Charles J. McCarthy and the end of the mission

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Human Condition

Too Much Mind, Not Enough Heart?

Rod Dreher believes there are some similarities in the spirituality of Byzantine Christianity and Buddhism: Robert Wright’s Buddhism. Would Syriac Christianity have the same similarities? Byzantine monks are often the first to reject any sort of similarity as being only superficial.

Our New Life in Christ

Why We Have to Suffer

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Conversation with Marcel Pérès

CWR Dispatch: Eastern and Western liturgy: Natural harmony or unnatural dissonance? by Ines Angeli Murzaku

Pope Francis’ speech on the liturgical reform delivered on August 24, 2017 raises questions about both liturgy and ecumenism.


The Wedding Garment

Restore the Psalms

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

The Nativity of the Theotokos

Benedict XVI on Vatican 2

From Last Testament, the interview by Peter Seewald, p. 142:

Peter Seewald: Was it a mistake to convoke the council at all?

No it was right for sure. One can ask whether it was necessary or not, ok. But in itself it was a moment in the Church
when you were simply waiting on something new, on a renewal, a renewal of the whole. That wasn't to be something coming on from Rome, but a new encounter with the whole worldwide Church. In that respect, the time was simply nigh.

Some thoughts on the renewal soon.

Fr. Thomas Joseph White to Be on EWTN Radio

Eastern Standard Time

Thursday, September 07, 2017

CWR: Contemporary Tyranny and Catholic Social Doctrine by James Kalb

The current situation of growing soft totalitarianism is too recent and too disturbing for its implications for Catholic social action to have been adequately understood and articulated.

Monday, September 04, 2017

Liturgical Memory

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Canopies

Eastern Christian Books: Byzantine Canopies

A False Opposition Between Commandment and Love?

I hope the podcast is better than the summary. Law or commandment pertains to reason, love to the will, and God Himself gives us a commandment to love Him and to love our neighbor as ourselves.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

An Orthodox Take on the Effects of the Reformation

St. Phanourios

Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher

CWR Dispatch: The Catholic Church recognizes most of the world’s ‘civil marriages’ by Edward N. Peters

Catholics should not be misled by thinking that “civil marriage” is not usually real marriage or think that any approval of “same-sex marriage” is consistent with Church teaching—because it isn’t.


Friday, September 01, 2017

CWR: “Amoris Laetitia” and the chasm in modern moral theology by Fr. D. Vincent Twomey, SVD

Can the apostolic exhortation help bridge the chasm that, since 1968, has divided moral theologians in matters of sexual morality?

An Academic Appointment of Some Interest